Sir William Mackenzie was born in Kirkfield, Ontario in 1849. He was the eighth of nine children. Born in a log cabin with mud floors, he rose from total poverty to become one of the wealthiest men in the country. His accomplishments were many, including hydroelectric projects, street transportation systems and shipping lines. His influence was felt all over the world. Along with his partner Sir Donald Mann, Mackenzie was the only private individual to build and own a transcontinental railway. We know it today as the Canadian National Railway. The house is now 13 room inn specializing in weddings and retreats.
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